I try to fit in some meal prep on Sundays for the upcoming week, like prepping vegetables, baking marinated tofu or tempeh, or cooking a batch of whole grains. I'm always grateful during the week when I can quickly heat up a comforting homemade meal. But there are some weekends I don’t feel like meal … Continue reading Super Easy Vegan Weeknight Meal
Dawn Kramer has been a student in my dance fitness class for years. I first noticed her elegant moves with great arm extensions and lines (even in a crazy fast-paced class!). When I finally got to know Dawn better, I was shocked to learn that she was in her 70s but not so shocked that … Continue reading Inspiration from a Dance Pioneer
Fen Tung and I intersected years ago at MIT where we’d taught Zumba classes. We were both new to teaching group fitness, but even then I sensed a special spark when taking her classes. Fast forward to 2019 and Fen has evolved into a true fitness guru. She holds a personal trainer certification through the National … Continue reading Exercise Motivation from a Fitness Guru
I met Alisha Carlson virtually through a blog post. After some back and forth conversation, I became fascinated with her work. She's the founder of FindYourTHRIVE, which integrates fitness, nutrition, and mindset coaching for women, offering online support, 1:1, small groups, local workshops, and meet-ups in and around Portland, Oregon. The approach is non-diet, but what fascinated … Continue reading Life Lessons from a Life Coach
We don't always make the connection between what we eat and how we exercise. I've seen people use exercise as a punishment for overeating. Or use exercise as a free pass to overeat. But how about eating to exercise? What you eat affects how well you move. If you don't include a balanced diet or … Continue reading What To Eat for Exercise?
This is a tough one. It’s about Health At Every Size (HAES), a movement based on the book by researcher Linda Bacon, PhD, that emphasizes body positivity and self-care. It de-emphasizes the importance of body weight and the effects of certain foods on health. It focuses on setting holistic lifestyle goals rather than enforcing strict … Continue reading What About ‘Health At Every Size’?